55 – The Purse Thing


In this podcast, Carrie Lightfoot and Barbara Baird talk about the merits and drawbacks of concealed carry purses, and some things to consider before deciding to use this means of carry. Julie Golob gives a tip about trigger control, sponsored by NRA Women. The women also discuss trending firearms news – including Tommy gun sales in St. Louis – cool products and firearms events around the country. Sponsored by Ruger.

Barb traveled to North Dakota to celebrate her parents’ 60th wedding anniversary and to also celebrate the life of one of her favorite aunts who passed away. She also earned a first aid certificate as part of her TWAW chapter’s activities.

Carrie checks in about the recent NSSF Industry Summit and is headed to Michigan for The Well Armed Woman (TWAW) State Shoot, and TWAW Instructor Certification course.

Topic: The Purse Thing 

Barb and Carrie discuss the anatomy of a good carry purse – what it must have and the important questions to ask when making the decision if purse carry is right for you.

Claudia Chisholm is the president of Gun Tote’n Mamas.

Barb’s article in NRA Family explains what to look for in a concealed carry bag: https://www.nrafamily.org/articles/2016/4/5/what-to-look-for-in-a-concealed-carry-purse/  

Carrie has also written about carrying a purse off the body: http://thewellarmedwoman.com/women-and-guns/concealed-carry/the-concealed-carry-purse

There are purses such as TWAW Waist-Pack (below) that attach to the waist and to the thigh, to securely fasten the purse to your body”

Survival Story

Carrie tells the story of a beaten trooper  who shoots, kills her boyfriend in Pike Creek: http://delawarefreenews.org/2017/05/22/off-duty-trooper-injured-boyfriend-shot-in-pike-creek-domestic-incident/

Firearms News You Can Use

Barb mentions Project ChildSafe, a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF): http://www.projectchildsafe.org, She also highlights the NSSF’s Friends and Family Campaign: http://projectchildsafe.org/sweepstakes

Carrie wonders if the Tommy guns have been used in fighting crime in St. Louis, in this article, Sale of the Century – St. Louis Police Announce Sale of Vintage Tommy Guns: https://bearingarms.com/beth-b/2017/05/30/st-louis-vintage-tommy-guns/?utm_source=badaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl  

Tip Time

Julie Golob offers a valuable training tip centering on triggers: “Tip Time” – all about trigger control. Sponsored by NRA Women.

Julie Golob’s “Tip Time” is sponsored by NRA Women.

Cool products

concealed carry purses

Carrie teases us with this Montana West Sugar Skull Collection Concealed Handgun Crossbody –  coming soon to TWAW: https://www.montanawestusa.com/cowgirl-handbags-purses/cowgirl-gun-carry-handbag-purse/mw326g-8287-montana-west-sugar-skull-collection-concealed-handgun-crossbody.html

Barb isn’t teasing, and says this purse defender system from Crossbreed might be just the ticket before investing in a new, expensive concealed carry purse. You can convert the bag you own into a CCW bag, $52.95: https://www.crossbreedholsters.com/shop/modular-systems/purse-defender/purse-defender-pd.html

TWAW Product of the Week

Carrie chose The Well Armed Woman waistpack as her product of the week, $79.99: http://thewellarmedwoman.com/ccw-purses/twaw-cc-waist-pak

The WON’s Post of the Week

Continuing with the safety-in-the-home-if-there’s-a-firearm topic, Barb mentions a column (sponsored by LaserMax) at Women’s Outdoor News by Stacy Bright, which details ways to keep your home safe: http://www.womensoutdoornews.com/2017/06/summer-fun-children-proactive-guns-home/

Calendar: What’s up?   

Carrie mentions the various shooting instruction programs for young people and children at the Boondocks in Mississippi, July 21 and 22: https://www.boondocksfta.com/young-adults-ppc.html  

Barb is a fan of Becoming an Outdoors-Woman programs around the nationa and found this one, for advanced shooting skills, in Georgia from July 7 to July 9: Georgia Beyond BOW – GLOCK Inc. and Georgia BBOW present: Women’s Handgun Preparedness, http://www.georgiawildlife.com/BOW

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